After the announcement made by HP on ending its smartphone and tablet production, it dropped a bombshell on consumers with the TouchPad selling for just $99. And if you were lucky enough to grab one, then you just got luckier. HP is giving away six premium apps for free, which normally sell for $15.
HP also announced that they will release another half dozen free apps in September. In order to download these applications for free, you have to enter the promo code mentioned below when you check out:
- Glimpse ($5): Amp up your TouchPad multitasking to 11 using this customizable and addictive split-screen interface.
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- Kung Fu Panda 2 Storybook ($2.99): Enjoy images and voices from Kung Fu Panda 2 right on your TouchPad
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- Big Boss ($1.99): Design your Boss- a gigantic monster – and attempt to defeat the brave heroes and powerful wizards of WackyLands.
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- Sparkle HD ($4.99): Save Crowberry Woods in this TouchPad version of the popular desktop game.
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- Camera for TouchPad ($0.99): Start snapping away, with options for managing your photos and using them with other TouchPad apps.
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- Audubon Birds ($14.99): This searchable digital field guide to North American birds offers stunning photography and thrilling (trilling?) bird songs.
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This is a limited time offer, which might end on August 30, so grab these apps as early as possible.
It looks like HP doesn’t want to lose its WebOS developers, and this move of offering free apps for a limited time is an attempt by the company to hold its developers and maintain interest in the TouchPad’s WebOS operating.
After the announcement came from HP that it is deciding to ditch its TouchPad tablet, sites like Best Buy and Barnes & Noble started to offer the TouchPad for a throw away price; $99 for the 16GB and $149 for the 32GB. Most of the retailers are now sold out, and few had to cancel orders, while HP is waiting on the next shipment from its warehouse.